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Avnet CEO to Present at BAML 2015 Global Technology Conference
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Avnet CEO to Present at BAML 2015 Global Technology Conference Avnet, Inc., a distributor of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology, announced today CEO Rick Hamada is scheduled to present at the BAML 2015 Technology conference in San Francisco, Calif. Hamada will speak at 1:20 PDT June 3 at the conference, but his presentation will also be broadcast live over the Internet on Avnet’s Investor Relations page. Avnet advises those who wish to view the presentation to log on to its site before 1:05 p.m. to register for the web broadcast and download any necessary softwa...
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Lenovo Announces Storage Arrays for SMBs
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Lenovo announced today at Lenovo Tech World two soon-to-be-available SAN offerings, the Lenovo Storage S2200 and Storage S3200 storage arrays. Optimized for small and midsized businesses, Lenovo highlighted attributes of the arrays including simplicity, speed, scalability, affordability and availability.“Today we are introducing a new Standard for SAN,” said Jay Parker, senior vice president, Lenovo Enterprise Business Group. “The new Lenovo S2200 and S3200 storage offerings highlight our extreme focus on affordable innovation. This further extends Lenovo’s ability to be your one-stop-sho...
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Harry’s Pick: Addressing the Five (5) Pivot Challenges in a Cloud Practice Transformation Strategy (including Office 365)
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Good morning – Harry here with out-of-band special edition article concerning an amazing IDC study I have just reviewed. As part of my daily activities as your Office 365 ombudsman and independent community advocate, I take my responsibilities very seriously. So when I read Marilyn Carr’s “Building a Cloud Practice: Challenges and Rewards” article, I hit the POST button to get it to you as soon as possible. This is a MUST READ! I’d offer it defines a generation of SMB IT Pros much like the classic book “In Search of Excellence” defined a generation of MBAs (present company included)....
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Save the World! GoDaddy’s Improved Email System
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First the end of the story, then the context. Today, GoDaddy has delivered an improved email marketing experience that integrates with its website builder solution in five languages. It’s leveraged its Mad Mimi acquisition, completed just under a year ago, to foster more friendly functionality into its small business portfolio. For example, GoDaddy clients can collect contact information on a form on their website and then populate their email marketing machine to send out newsletters to customers. GoDaddy used words like seamless, easy-to-use and integrated to describe this less frictio...
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eMazzanti CEO Makes Channel Pro SMB Visionary List
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eMazzanti CEO Makes Channel Pro SMB Visionary List IT consultant and MSP eMazzanti Technologies announced today CEO Carl Mazzanti was named to the 2015 ChannelPro-SMB 20/20 Visionaries list of MSPs and SMB Partners. “eMazzanti Technologies has shown great leadership and foresight in bringing emerging network, data security, productivity and POS solutions to SMBs,” said Cecilia Galvin, executive editor, ChannelPro-SMB. “We congratulate Carl Mazzanti on making the inaugural ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries list for 2015.” eMazzanti provides a comprehensive IT services offering to SMBs, including ...
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D&H Helps VARs to Outfit the Healthy Office
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It’s no longer just walking to work—some industry companies are now suggesting walking at work to limit physical stagnation. Computer products and consumer electronics distributor D&H Distributing supports this, and announced it will offer a height-adjustable desk, ergonomic products and fitness-related items to VARs, after continued in-house efforts to encourage a healthy office. “The World Health Organization recently identified physical inactivity as the fourth largest killer worldwide, superseding even obesity. Such reports are driving companies to promote more dynamic and comfortab...
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Dropbox integration introduced to Resco Mobile CRM
Resco Mobile CRM Introduces Dropbox Integration
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Resco Mobile CRM, a Microsoft Dynamics CRM mobile client, announced it plans to support Dropbox to provide CRM users with access to Dropbox files anytime through mobile phones and tablets. “Last year, we introduced the SharePoint integration to our mobile solution for Dynamics CRM,” said Resco.net CEO Rado Vozár. “Exactly the year after, we decided to add on to the integration with other systems. This time with Dropbox.” CRM records stored in Dropbox will be available offline through the Resco Mobile CRM app. Full details on the upcoming release will be available at the resco.next confer...
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Capita Acquires IT Solutions Provider Pervasive Ltd
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Capita announced today it acquired Pervasive Ltd, a solutions provider specializing in mobility managed services, enterprise wireless networks and BYOD solutions. Pervasive, a VAR for Aruba Networks, recently acquired by HP, has a client base across higher education, health service and local government and will serve as a part of the Capita IT Enterprise Services Technology Solutions division. “Pervasive has a strong record of providing wireless networks to clients across multiple sectors, offering the agility to respond to changing customer requirements,” said Peter Hands, executive directo...
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LAUNCHED: Independent Windows 10 Preview Tour
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We are pleased to announce today we are working with Microsoft and Windows10Update.com to conduct a pilot preview tour in five U.S. cities during June 2015. Join us on this webinar as we describe the tour, the Windows 10 opportunity, and answer all your questions. Please register for An Exclusive Look at Windows 10 May 28, 2015 at 10 a.m. PDT athttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1560273337275271169 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We want to emphasize the INDEPENDENT nature of this learning opportunity. As a...
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Guest Blog: Building a Cloud Practice: The Role of IT Services
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By Marilyn Carr, sponsored by Ingram Micro and Microsoft The Evolution of IT Services IT consulting and integration services and custom application development are core revenue components for most solution providers. Unless they were born in the cloud, IT consultants usually add cloud-related technology and services to their portfolios rather than do a wholesale replacement of their traditional services. This is also in line with the reality that most cloud implementations live in an environment where there is a mix of on-premise, hosted, and IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS technologies. This IDC Marke...
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The Register to host Regcast on Windows Server 2003 EoS
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The time is almost upon us: Microsoft will end support and cease to issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003 July 14. The Register will host a how-to webcast June 12 at 11 a.m. BST on coping with and preparing for Windows Server 2003 EoS in anticipation of July 14. Tony Lock, Freeform Dynamics distinguished analyst, will show viewers where Windows Server 2003s are hiding, and James Walker, Trend Micro solutions consultant, will describe the difficulties of continuing to use Windows Server 2003 and how to create an action plan. The webinar will also include The Register...
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Relayware Celebrates One Million Channel Partners on its Platform
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Relayware, a SaaS-based provider of Partnering Automation software, announced earlier this week the addition of the one-millionth partner on its Partner Cloud. It attributed much of its success and recent growth to international expansion and demand from VC-backed SaaS companies. Relayware works to extend market reach and accelerate revenue growth without increasing customer acquisition costs. “The nexus of cloud computing, big data analytics, collaborative working and mobile applications is redefining how companies recruit, enable and motivate their channel partners,” Bob Mann, Chairman and...
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